where the vermont avenue has a towering office building, the driver gets out, gets down, goes around to close the door, and the horses bolt. seward, thinking he might save them all, tries to jump out and grab the reins. instead, he falls to the ground, breaks his arm, shatters his job, black and blue all over his body. given his age and given the severity of the injury, the doctors were initially very worried. they summoned his wife from auburn, new york. she came down as quickly as she can. >> time before the assassination attempt? >> about two weeks.